Supplements for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 155 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • perkins Oklahoma
    15
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 1 hour
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acupuncture, Chiropractor
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Supplements, Meditation

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  • Jo Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Ft. Wayne, IN
    15
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, under 1 month
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Mattress Change, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Stretching,
      Worsened
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    I'm in pain all the time and if I do anything, like house work or my job makes it worse


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  • Greg Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 178 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Fremont, CA
    14
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      Mattress Change, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Pilates
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Acetaminophen,

    for exercise that does not bother my back, I climb 14 to 21 flights of stairs every workday. The most helpful thing I have tried for back pain relief is the Gokhale method. It was so helpful in just these last 4 weeks, that I plan to use these techniques everyday from this point forward.


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  • Deanna Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 101 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Donald's South Carolina
    12
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for 1-3 months
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Compression fracture, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Swimming, Mattress Change, Stretching, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supportive Shoes, Rest
      Not Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Postural Modifications, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Ice, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, Walking/Hiking,
      Worsened